The mystical city of Orchha was indeed hot when I visited there in November: at least 100F. However, within the walls of the Jahangir Mahal nothing exists but the alluring majestic beauty of the place. The design and intricacy of the architecture transcends any thought about weather or agility. Yes, climbing around the building is critical to appreciation of its structural delights. Steep stairs and narrow balconies; lofty precipices overlook the old city and the beautiful Betwa River. Each part of the place glows hot in the sunlight that accentuates the arches, domes, carved rails and elaborate details of the Mughal-style architecture. It is a gem of many architectural features: design, structure, texture, pattern, shape and form combine to create a visual feast.
Dreaming of Orchha dispels the wintry day outside my studio. The testament to genius architecture and design in Orchha can serve as inspiration in the storm.
|Black and White Architectural Photography: Jahangir Mahal- Orchha, India|